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Urban Legends : 666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend...of a Friendof a Friend
Thomas J. Craughwell
1579124666
March 14, 2005
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Book Description
Combining Black Dog’s three very successful hardcover collections of “urban legends” (Alligators in the Sewer, The Baby on the Car Roof, and The Cat in the Dryer) into one stupendous volume, Urban Legends is the ultimate collection of those outlandish tales people love to share. With themes that run the gamut from funny to sick, risqué to informative, frightening to disgusting, these fantastic yarns are remarkable for their uncanny ability to travel by word of mouth. We’ve all heard the one about the alligators that roam New York City’s sewers, or how “Mikey” of Life Cereal fame died from ingesting Pop Rocks and Coke, or about the flustered parents who left their baby on the car roof. But, did you hear the one about the scuba diver who was found in the middle of a forest...


Thru My Eyes: Thoughts on Tupac Amaru Shakur in Pictures and Words

0743457005
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In this portrait of the late rap star, Gobi, a professional photographer and Shakur's former music video director, reveals the lighter, more playful side of the artist-as an actor, sex symbol, and lover of life. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
"[Tupac] was more than just a black man or an American, he was prophetic," Gobi writes in the foreword to this celebration of the life and legend of Tupac Shakur.Gobi, a fellow artist and friend, reflects on the last year of the hip-hop legend, recording artist, and actor's life in words and images. He takes us from the moment he met Tupac at his house in a water-gun fight to when he stood beside his deathbed in a Los Angeles hospital.Tupac Shakur was charismatic in life, strikingly beautiful on...


The Big Book of Urban Legends (The Big book Series)
Jan Harold Brunvand, et al
1563891654


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From Booklist
Urban legends--those apocryphal, happened-to-a-friend-of-a-friend stories of such outlandish incidents as "the microwaved pet" and "alligators in the sewer"--are inherently fun, but they've never been as entertainingly presented as in this collection of some 200 told in comic strip format by a stunning variety of artists drawn from the comics mainstream (e.g., Howard Chaykin, Keith Giffen, Dick Giordano), underground (e.g., Tina Robbins, Justin Green, Shary Flenniken), and everywhere in between. Although the contributors' work is of uniformly high quality, some of them relate the tales in realistic, deadpan fashion, whereas others take a cartoony approach that exaggerates the already outlandish nature of the yarns. An introduction and commentary by urban folklore scholar and entrepreneur Jan Harold Brunvand (The...


The Baby Train: And Other Lusty Urban Legends
Jan Harold Brunvand
0393312089
October 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Brunvand, an English professor at the University of Utah and author of four previous collections of modern folklore, including The Vanishing Hitchhiker , here offers another engaging compilation. He groups these resonant anecdotes, found in slightly modified versions around the world, into such sections as Sex and Scandal, and On-the-Job. In the former, the title piece tells of a train whose early morning whistle wakens couples in bed and leads to pregnancies. From the section titled Fun and Games, "Built in a Day" refers to taxi drivers' descriptions, tendered most often to tiresome American tourists, of such local monuments as the cathedral in Milan's Piazza di Duomo. Expanded from Brunvand's syndicated newspaper column, these accounts, for the most part, are attributed to the notorious FOAF--a "friend of a...


Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing: Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Alan Dundes
0814323588
May 1991
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Alligators in the Sewer: And 222 Other Urban Legends
Thomas J. Craughwell
157912061X
June 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Urban Legend (ur/ben lej/end) n. a fictional story, circulated by word-of-mouth, that is perpetuated by the continual assertion of truth. All the rumors that have passed through office e-mail networks, the fantastic stories that have "happened to a friend" and the horrifying tales told around campfires are gathered here for the first time in one fascinating, unbelievable collection. Organized by subject, chapters include: Naked at His Own Surprise Party and Other Sexual Escapades, The Stolen Kidney and Other Medical Disasters, The Gulf War Computer Virus and Other High Tech Scares, Roswells's Area 51 and Other Extraterrestrial Encounters, Elvis's Motorcycle and Other Celebrity Rumors, and many more. Each story runs one-to-two-pages long. Many of the stories have been told with a different twist--variations are...


When You're up to Your Ass in Alligators: More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Alan Dundes
0814318673
April 1988
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The Cat in the Dryer: And 222 Other Urban Legends
Thomas J. Craughwell
1579122582
August 5, 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-An entertaining and occasionally informative collection of urban legends, celebrity rumors, scams, pranks, and hoaxes. Craughwell begins his introduction with a good working definition of the term "urban legend"-a demonstrably untrue story that uses humor or horror to teach a lesson about the consequences of disregarding societal taboos. He then notes that for most people the only real criterion is that the story is plausible, although patently false. The first chapter is devoted entirely to stories and legends that circulated following September 11. The author briefly discusses the psychology behind the origin of these tales and mentions that many of them were covered in a New York Times article, although no citation is provided. In fact, the lack of documentation throughout is the book's...


Work Hard and You Shall Be Rewarded: Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Alan Dundes
0814324320
October 1992
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Baby on the Car Roof and 222 Other Urban Legends: Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend of a Friend of a Friend
Thomas J. Craughwell
1579121470
September 4, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Baby on the Car Roof brings together 222 totally new, funny, quirky, frightening, bizarre and always entertaining urban legends. Urban legends or myths are dramatic and often humorous stories that circulate under the guise of truth and usually as having happened to "a friend of a friend" even though often they are entirely made-up. Organized by genre, each tale runs one- to two-pages long. Story variations are included in each listing. The subjects range from famous people, sex, office foibles and travel nightmares to college pranks, biological abnormalities and ghost stories.

About the Author
Thomas J. Craughwell has written every edition of the Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar since it first appeared in 1995. He is the author of Every Eye Beholds You: A World...


Sometimes the Dragon Wins: Yet More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Alan Dundes
0815603711
October 1995
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The Completely and Totally True Book of Urban Legends
Ann Fiery, Mark Ulriksen (Illustrator)
0762410744
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
As it happens, that little dog that got nuked in the microwave was named Vince. That's one of the priceless details Ann Fiery has added to breathe new life into 25 old stories in The Completely and Totally True Book of Urban Legends. The tanning-booth disaster becomes a tragedy of suburban banality, the hydrogen beer fiasco levels a city, and subtle anti-American sentiments find expression in a simple toothbrush. Fiery's prose is sharp and engaging, her characterization lively, and her pacing brilliant. Artist Mark Ulriksen captures the essence of each tale with a creepy (if often quite funny) painting that leers from a facing page. The retelling of these legends in short-short story form forces the reader to think about how they hold our interest, why we love to hear and spread them, and why so many are about dogs. --Rob...


Antelope Wife
Louise Erdrich
0060930071
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
As Louise Erdrich's magical novel The Antelope Wife opens, a cavalry soldier pursues a dog with an Ojibwa baby strapped to its back. For days he follows them through "the vast carcass of the world west of the Otter Tail River" until finally the dog allows him to approach and handle the child--a girl, not yet weaned, who latches onto his nipples until, miraculously, they begin to give milk. In another kind of novel, this might be a metaphor. But this is the fictional world of Louise Erdrich, where myth is woven deeply into the fabric of everyday life. A famous cake tastes of grief, joy, and the secret ingredient: fear. The tie that binds the antelope wife to her husband is, literally, the strip of sweetheart calico he used to yoke her hand to his. Legendary characters sew beads into colorful patterns, and these...


Book of Nasty Legends
Paul Smith
0710201400
February 1984
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Why Don't Sheep Shrink when It Rains : A Further Collection of Photocopier Folklore
Alan Dundes
0815606001
November 1999
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Urban legend.(World Trade Center-related story)(Brief Article) : An article from: Business North Carolina [HTML]
David Kinney
B0008IETJW
November 1, 2001
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Business North Carolina, published by Business North Carolina on November 1, 2001. The length of the article is 661 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Urban legend.(World Trade Center-related story)(Brief Article)
Author: David Kinney
Publication: Business North Carolina (Magazine/Journal)
Date: November 1, 2001
Publisher: Business North Carolina
Volume: 21 Issue: 11 Page: 64Article Type: Brief ArticleDistributed by Thomson Gale

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I was pulling into the parking lot,...



The Art Of Regifting: Your Abc's Guide To Regifting, The Do's And Don'ts, Urban Legends And Folk Lore
Barbara Bitela
1598003143
February 2006
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Book Description
Your Regifting Etiquette Guide


If you haven’t heard of regifting, please leave your cave at once, go directly to the nearest street in Anywhere, U.S.A., and stay awhile. Join in the fun, as we can turn your act of regifting into more fun than re-ceiving.

About the Author
Other books available: Severe Tire Damage: Story of a Rock Singer, Full Moon Morning and the soon to be released: Who Needs A Husband When You've Got Rush Limbaugh: A Diary.

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Leyendas Urbanas/urban Legends
Antonio Orti, Josep Sampere
8427032358
March 14, 2006
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The Book of Urban Legends
Robin Reeve
1854799320

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